Montana could authorise a new casino

A potential Montana casino could see the light soon if the Butte-Silver Bow’s Zoning Board of Adjustment approves the proposal.

US.- The Zoning Board of Adjustment in Butte-Silver Bow may approve a new Montana casino. The venue would open at a former gas station and would include a bar, in addition to the gaming offering.

Jon Dehler, owner of gaming company Fleetwood Gaming Inc., is pushing the venue alongside employee Chuck Wedlake. It would be located at a former 3,800-square-foot Cenex station located by Interstates 90 and 15.

Mr Dehler had already filed a plan for expanding the building to open the casino, but it failed to advance. However, he’s now pushing a new plan for the new Montana casino.

As it is located close to some residences, zoning staff is recommending conditional approval.

Expanded gambling in Montana

Sports betting continues to grow in the US after the revocation of PASPA and Montana has just joined. The state’s governor signed a bill into Law, opening Montana to sports betting.

The new regulations give the state lottery the power to oversee the segment. It will run through kiosks and mobile applications, expected to launch by fall.

The bill’s sponsor, Democratic Rep. Ryan Lynch, expects to launch sports betting before the football season begins. “It’s a good day for Montana to be able to see sports betting in the marketplace,” he said. “I think Montanans will enjoy the new aspect of watching sports for entertainment as well as betting on it.”

Montana Tavern Association executive director John Iverson celebrated the segment’s legalisation. “Extra cheeseburgers; extra slices of pizza, a few more people filling seats,” Iverson expects. “The actual revenue from the gaming isn’t going to be significant.”

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